My Maine Garden: Virtual Demonstration Garden

Celebrate green thumbs in Maine and help other budding gardeners by sharing a photo!

UMaine Extension is inviting Maine gardeners to contribute personal photos demonstrating best horticultural practices — from creative trellising to ingenious ways of deterring hungry wildlife — as a resource in a new virtual demonstration garden.

Participation is free and submissions are welcome on an ongoing basis. Photos should be high-quality image files that focus on a subject viewers can learn from and be inspired by. Categories include, but are not limited to, fruit trees and small fruits; garden design and maintenance; school and community gardens; seed starting and propagation; and conservation practices. Submissions will be reviewed and selections will be shared later this season on this webpage, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Photo Submission Form

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation contact, 207.942.7396.

My Maine Garden Picture Gallery

Click on individual photos to see a caption with more information.

“With more people sticking close to home this season, we’re seeing a surge in questions from both new and experienced gardeners. We also know folks are taking the time to implement creative solutions to common landscape challenges and simply make their gardens better than ever this season. This inspired us to use this unique time as an opportunity to help new and seasoned gardeners share ideas and gather inspiration from their fellow Maine gardeners.” — Kate Garland, UMaine Extension horticulturist in Penobscot County